An officer of the Edo State Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) has been dehumanized by a prison warden and a soldier. According to reports, the officer had accosted the warden while picking passengers beside WEMA bank on Airport Road, Benin City, an area where parking and picking of passengers is prohibited.
He allegedly entered the warden’s car and instructed him to drive to PUWOV’s office. However, the culprit drove to the premises of the Nigeria Prison Service, at Sapele road, where his colleagues and a soldier dealt with the PUWOV officer.
The office of Edo Civil Society Organisations reacted to the incident. Read their press statement below;
Our attention have been drawn to a heart breaking video of the inhuman and animalistic treatment of an official of the state created Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) by an officer of Nigeria Prison Services in Edo State.
The information available was that the PUWOV official contravened the Prison Warden who was picking passengers beside WEMA bank on Airport road, Benin City where parking and picking of passengers is prohibited.
He was apprehended and to be taken to the office to answer to the offence, while he was expected to follow the instruction of the PUWOV official, he drove to the premises of the NPS at Sapele road where his colleagues and an army officer dealt with him mercilessly, compelling him to roll himself on the ground filled with mud water among other dehumanizing treatments.
Governor Obaseki should ensure that the perpetuators of this dastardly act are brought to book to serve as deterrent to others who may want to tow same direction. EDOCSO is very much interested in this matter and will at all times resist any form of lawlessness from any quarter.
Members of PUWOV are young men and women who are working tirelessly to bring sanity to our environment. We won’t allow anyone to denigrate them.
Comrade Osazee Edigin
Public Relations Officer
Edo Civil Society Organisations